Airlines are also getting ready to serve those who will once more be allowed to visit Spain. Wizz Air has announced four new Spanish routes for this summer, while KLM has added flights to Alicante and Malaga to its schedule for July. The Lufthansa Group, meanwhile, will see four of its airlines making 165 flights per week to Spanish airports from 15 June.
“There’s definitely a sense of both expectation and relief when thinking about the summer season now. I think it’s fair to say that Spain won’t be continuing its run of record-breaking visitor numbers this summer, but we’ve seem some notable spikes in interest during the lockdown, which it will be interesting to see play out over the next few months.”
At Taylor Wimpey España, total leads in May 2020 were up by 109% when compared to the same month in 2019. British website visitors, meanwhile, were up by 83%. Overall, British buyers remain the homebuilder’s top nationality, accounting for 19% of total sales year-to-date in May.
Properties such as Pier, which overlooks the Marina de Sotogrande in Cadiz, hold plenty of appeal to British buyers. The spacious apartments with their large terraces provide easy access to a host of socially distanced outdoor activities, from nautical pursuits through the next-door yacht club to golf at the prestigious San Roque Golf Club. Prices at the private, gated development, which features lush communal gardens and pool, start from €360,000 plus VAT.
Like Taylor Wimpey España, Rightmove has also reported a surge in interest in Spanish property. Searches for properties overseas by UK residents were up 33% in May 2020 when compared with May 2019, with searches for Spanish property up 34%.
“Many buyers are now considering where they might like to spend future lockdowns and a lot of them are looking to Spain for a solution. A home where they can relax close to beach and golf facilities, with their own outdoor space included for enjoying the sunshine, perfectly fits the bill.”